Resources & Publications2020-10-27T10:42:25-04:00
505, 2021

Human Resources Impact of COVID-19 on Canadian Charities and Nonprofits

May 5, 2021|Tags: , , |

This report is based on a survey completed by 1,361 Canadian charities and non-profit organizations in February, 2021.  It covers staffing, volunteering and the use of government studies and relief programs. Survey results suggest that the COVID-19 pandemic has had [...]

1604, 2021

Exploring the Digital Needs of Niagara’s Arts Community: Reflections and a Look to the Future

April 16, 2021|Tags: , |

From January 26 to February 6, 2021, the First Ontario Performing Arts Centre (PAC) hosted a virtual summit to engage the Niagara arts community in exploring the needs of a digital future. The summit featured a series of 15 sessions, including [...]

1504, 2021

Eating in Ontario: What Do We Know? Vegetable and fruit consumption, food insecurity, self-rated health, and physical activity based on CCHS 2017 with implications related to COVID-19

April 15, 2021|Tags: , |

This report provides a cross-sectional, descriptive analysis of vegetable and fruit consumption, food insecurity, self-rated health, and physical activity. It explores some determinants of healthy eating and health. The data source used is the Canadian Community Health Survey 2017. When [...]

704, 2021

OPENN Newsletter

April 7, 2021|Tags: , , |

The Overdose Prevention and Education Network of Niagara (OPENN) consists of members from prevention, harm reduction, treatment, and enforcement agencies. OPENN members are working together to address increased substance use and raise awareness around the disturbing increase in opioid overdoses [...]

604, 2021

2019 MBNCanada Performance Measurement Report

April 6, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Municipal Benchmarking Network Canada (MBNCanada) is a collaborative of Canadian municipalities whose mission is to enhance municipal service delivery by leading the development and application of municipal performance measurement and benchmarking. The Network collects data from across 36 municipal service [...]

2303, 2021

More Than Money: Leveraging the benefits of sport hosting in Niagara

March 23, 2021|Tags: , , |

Policy Brief #30 for Brock's Niagara Community Observatory was written in partnership with the Brock Centre for Sport Capacity. It examines the impact of various sport events in Niagara with the aim of generating a future strategy for bidding and [...]

1903, 2021

Niagara Workforce Planning Board Local Labour Market Planning Report 2020-2021

March 19, 2021|Tags: , , |

The 2020-2021 Niagara Workforce Planning Board (NWPB) Local Labour Market Planning Report was written during an extremely challenging time for employers, employees, and job-seekers alike.  NWPB notes, “As COVID-19 makes hiring and job seeking a more difficult prospect for both [...]

1503, 2021

Imagine Canada Sector Monitor report: Ongoing Impacts of the COVID-19 Crisis on the Charitable Sector

March 15, 2021|Tags: , , , |

This report summarizes the findings of a national survey of 1,089 charities conducted between November 3 and December 2, 2020.  Beyond providing essential services to millions, Canada’s nonprofit sector is a critical engine of economic growth and jobs. Nonprofits and [...]

1503, 2021

Niagara Prosperity Initiative Evaluation Research (2018 – 2020)

March 15, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

A ‘Niagara Prosperity Initiative Review’ report is included on pages 5 to 10 of the March 9, 2021 Niagara Region Public Health & Social Services Committee meeting agenda document. The ‘Connecting the Pieces: An Evaluation of the Niagara Prosperity Initiative and [...]

1503, 2021

Niagara Food Security Network – Lived Experience Engagement, November 2020 – Report on Findings, February 2021

March 15, 2021|Tags: , , , |

This report summarizes November, 2020 conversations with 33 individuals experiencing food insecurity and living in the Niagara region of Ontario. The goal was to gather information about “food-related access experiences, including challenges/barriers as well as effective factors/strategies, as seen through [...]

903, 2021

Indigenous Employment Engagement in Niagara: Social Knowing, Discrimination, and the Importance of Indigenous Resources

March 9, 2021|Tags: , , , |

This report presents findings of 2017–2018 exploratory, inquiry-based research funded by the Ontario Human Capital Research and Innovation Fund (OHCRIF). Four focus groups/sharing circles were conducted with 21 under/unemployed Indigenous residents and representatives from two local employers (one public and [...]

303, 2021

2021 Ontario Economic Report

March 3, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

This report combines insights from the annual Ontario Chamber of Commerce Business Confidence Survey with Ontario’s Economic Outlook. The Business Confidence Survey illuminates trends in economic activity and provides a grassroots perspective of how Ontario businesses feel about the economic [...]

2602, 2021

Economic Analysis of Mobile Integrated Health Care Delivered by Emergency Medical Services Paramedic Teams

February 26, 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

Mobile integrated health care (MIH) is a new model of community-based health care to provide on-site urgent or nonurgent care. Niagara emergency medical services (NEMS) started MIH in 2018 to serve the Niagara region of Ontario, Canada. This article summarizes [...]

2602, 2021

Digital Data Partnerships: Building the Foundations For Collaborative Data Governance in the Public Interest – Executive Summary

February 26, 2021|Tags: , , |

This 4-page Executive Summary highlights key lessons learned by organizations in Montreal that are exploring and developing alternative models of data governance that are tailored to their needs and goals.  This new guide for the analysis and explorations of best [...]

1802, 2021

Potential Economic Impacts and Reach of Basic Income Programs in Canada: Report Highlights – December 2020

February 18, 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

This study by CANCEA (Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis) provides a first-ever look at the economic benefits and impacts of a national basic income program in Canada.  “Basic Income could grow the economy and speed up Canada’s recovery, while ending [...]

1102, 2021

Yesterday’s Gone: Exploring Possible Futures of Canada’s Labour Market in a Post-COVID World

February 11, 2021|Tags: , , |

This report is provided to better prepare workers for the future of Canada's labour market. It outlines 8 megatrends and 34 related meso trends that have the potential to impact employment in Canada by 2030. Yesterday's Gone builds on work [...]

402, 2021

2020 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth

February 4, 2021|Tags: , , |

ParticipACTION. The Role of the Family in the Physical Activity, Sedentary and Sleep Behaviours of Children and Youth is a comprehensive assessment of child and youth activity in Canada. It builds in the previous (2018) Report Card on Physical Activity [...]